6 Benefits of using AI-powered Lightroom presets for stunning photos
The goal of landscape photography is to capture the beauty of the natural world and the great outdoors. It's about capturing the essence of a particular location, whether it's a mountain range, a beach, or a forest. However, capturing a great landscape photo can be tricky, as the lighting conditions and other factors can vary greatly depending on the time of day (and year), weather, and other factors. One way to help improve the quality of your landscape photos is by using AI-powered adaptive presets as part of your post-processing workflow in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of using these presets and how they can help you take your landscape photography to the next level.
What are AI-Powered Adaptive Lightroom Presets?
Before we dive into the benefits of using AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets for landscape photos, let's first define what they are. Legacy Lightroom presets are pre-configured settings that can be applied to your photos to adjust color, contrast, exposure, and other elements. AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets take this concept a step further by using machine learning algorithms to analyze the content of your photos and make adjustments to specific areas of your landscape photo using intelligent, adaptive masking.
Creating your own AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets
Before I explain the benefits of using these AI presets, watch this video, where I explain how you can create your own adaptive presets for Lightroom and Photoshop. Of course, if you don't have the time or desire to build your own presets, I'd be grateful if you considered purchasing my Landscape AI presets for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Your support helps me continue creating these videos and articles for you to enjoy.
Now that you have a better grasp on creating adaptive presets, here are six reasons why they're valuable and worth implementing into your post-processing workflow.
1. Speed Up Your Workflow
Sometimes, spending a lot of time editing a single photo can be worthwhile and even therapeutic. However, efficiency is also important, especially when you intend to edit numerous photos from the same shoot, for example. One of the primary benefits of using AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets for landscape photos is that they can help speed up your workflow.
Because these presets use advanced AI models to analyze the content of your photos and make intelligent sky and foreground selections, you don't have to spend as much time manually tweaking your selections or using multiple masking tools. That can be especially helpful if you're working with many photos, as it can help you process them more quickly and efficiently.
2. Consistency Across Your Photos
Another benefit of using AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets for landscape photos is that they can help ensure consistency across your photos. When shooting landscapes, you'll likely capture various scenes with different lighting conditions, color temperatures, and other factors. By using presets designed to adjust for these factors, you can ensure that your photos have a consistent look and feel.
3. Enhance the Mood and Atmosphere of Your Photos
Landscape photography is all about capturing the mood and atmosphere of a natural outdoor location. When you see an impactful landscape photo, it should stop you in your tracks. Part of the recipe to achieve that response involves photographing beautiful scenery with equally beautiful lighting. The other part of that recipe involves applying stylization that enhances the mood and atmosphere of your landscape photo.
By using AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets, you can enhance the mood and atmosphere of your photos to create a more compelling visual narrative. For example, you can use presets that adjust the color temperature and contrast to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for a beach scene, or you can use presets that increase the saturation and clarity to create a more dramatic, intense atmosphere for a mountain landscape.
4. Improve the Dynamic Range of Your Photos
One of the challenges of landscape photography is dealing with the wide dynamic range of lighting conditions you'll encounter. AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets can help you improve the dynamic range of your photos by adjusting the exposure, shadows, and highlights of the sky and foreground independently, bringing out more detail in the shadows and highlights. That can help you create more vibrant, visually engaging photos that capture the full tonal range of the landscape.
In addition to using adaptive presets, I also recommend using HDR tone-mapping to get maximum tonal range in your landscape photos. I cover this in my guide to sunset photography with a video tutorial showing the technique in action.
5. Customize the Presets to Suit Your Style
Another benefit of using AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets for landscape photos is that you can customize the presets to suit your personal style. Professionaly-built preset packs, like Landscape AI, come with various stylization options, so you can choose the one that best suits your vision for the photo.
However, unlike many other preset packs for sale, the Landscape AI adaptive presets provide a range of tasteful stylistic improvements expertly tailored for different sky and foreground variations. You want to ensure that the presets complement each other and the composition. That's an essential factor to consider when building or buying presets. You can also adjust each preset to fine-tune the settings to your liking. I explain how to do this in the video at the beginning of this article.
6. Experiment and Discover New Styles
Finally, using AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets for landscape photos can be a fun way to experiment and discover new styles. By trying different presets, you can discover new ways of processing your photos that you may not have considered before. That can help you expand your creative horizons and develop a unique style that sets your landscape photos apart.
Wrapping it up
Using AI-powered adaptive Lightroom presets for landscape photography offers a variety of benefits, including speeding up your workflow, ensuring consistency across your photos, enhancing the mood and atmosphere of your images, improving the dynamic range of your photos, customizing the presets to suit your personal style, and experimenting with new styles.
If you're interested in taking your landscape photography to the next level and don't have time (or the interest) to build your own presets, consider my Landscape AI presets for Lightroom and Photoshop. With a bit of experimentation and creativity, you can create stunning landscape photos that capture the beauty of the natural world in all its glory.